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Become a RMT

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are educated and trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for patient care. RMTs provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions. RMTS treat the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve patient health

For an overview, watch this video from Work BC:

Education and Training

BC graduates of the massage therapy program are individuals who have attend a 2-year rigorous education program. To become an RMT in BC, students must complete extensive training at an educational program recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC.  Core curriculum of the educational program includes comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuro-anatomy. Other areas of study include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied.

Recognized Massage Therapy Education Programs

In BC, a number of institutions offer massage therapy education programs. If you are planning to enroll in a BC massage therapy education program, with the goal of becoming a registered massage therapist (RMT), keep in mind that only graduates of programs offered by institutions that are registered with and accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education Agency (PTIB) and recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC (CMTBC) are eligible to write the registration exams.

PTIB and CMTBC recognized massage therapy education programs, who are also members of the RMTBC are:

Member Colleges

Langara College
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver B.C.
V5Y 2Z6
604-323-5511
www.langara.bc.ca/rmt

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT)
#200 – 3400 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2E2
P: 250-558-3718
www.ovcmt.com

West Coast College of Massage Therapy – New Westminster Campus
613 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3M 1A7
P: 604-520-1844 Ext 223 or 248
www.collegeofmassage.com

West Coast College of Massage Therapy – Victoria Campus
WCCMT Victoria Campus
#101 – 637 Bay St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 5L2
P: 1-250-381-9800 ext. 224
www.collegeofmassage.com

Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) 
300 – 1050 West Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7
P: 604-681-4450
www.vcmt.ca

CDI College – South Surrey Campus
105 – 15149 56th Ave
Surrey, BC V3S 9A5
P: 1-800-206-6763

www.cdicollege.ca

For the complete list of colleges, please visit the CMTBC website at www.cmtbc.ca

Individuals seeking registration as a RMT in BC and who have attended an educational program from outside British Columbia not recognized by the CMTBC.

Individuals who have attended a program not recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC (CMTBC) should contact the regulator at info@cmtbc.ca